Former Leeds United forward Michael Bridges has been the topic of some conversation on Twitter just recently. @LUFCHistory posted some video footage of a goal scored by the now- retired striker at Goodison Park versus Everton.
Bridges played the ball out to the right prior to getting it back and after one touch to manage it, from the edge of the penalty location he fired home leaving the goalkeeper without any opportunity and here is what the fans have actually needed to state about it.
What a stunning goal
— John Paul Redmond (@john_leeds25) March 30, 2020
Stylishplayer If had not got hurt he would have been some player for us
, great grace and balance.
— David Hills (@dm_hills) March 30, 2020
For me @MickyBridges8 might have gone onto be Leeds grearest striker. Such a pity the injury took us of that. Outright quality player
— ?? Paul Brace?? (@paulbrace66) March 30, 2020
Outright genius! The modification pure however very littleclass @MickyBridges8 among the most significant and cruelest pities that injury shattered what might’ve been a 100+ goal legend #lufc
— Richard Smith?? (@smudge2504) March 30, 2020
A skilled player for sure. Career cut too short, too soon.
— J Che Hall (@jonhall8336) March 31, 2020
Did Michael Bridges have the skill to go on to bigger and much better things?
Pure class so skilled MOT.
— R.Cartwright?? (@rogercart57) March 30, 2020
When we signed him,
He was definitely enormous. Amazing season.
— BobbyH?? (@BobbyHarrold) March 30, 2020
What do we think?
It’s clear from the actions that the Leeds United faithful stay extremely pleased of Michael Bridges’ skills and think that had it not been for injuries, he might have gone on to much bigger and much better things.
He made 76 appearances for the Whites, during which he scored 21 goals (through Transfermarkt.co.uk). Having joined from Sunderland in 1999 for ₤ 6.75 m, his Leeds United career pertained to an end in July 2004 when he signed for Bolton on a totally free transfer.
Bridges completed his career in Australia with the Newcastle United Jets where he retired in 2014.